Gone Too Soon: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)
Throughout his acting career, Philip Seymour Hoffman played several conflicted characters, but perhaps none were as conflicted as his true self.
What was so amazing about Hoffman’s career and acting abilities, was that he was extremely versatile — he could play any role, at any time — and convince you he was one with the character he was playing. His roles in “Magnolia” and “Almost Famous” are perfect examples of his versatility.
Hoffman received Academy Award nominations for his roles in “Capote,” “Doubt,” “The Master,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He was one of those actors who was able to fly under the radar so-to-speak. He was able to fill the shoes of big roles — but he was also able to blend in for the most part — at least up until a few years ago.
Hoffman was a truly talented and gifted actor. Sadly, the actor was found dead yesterday from a reported drug overdose — at the age of 46.
Hoffman struggled with a drug addiction on and off throughout his career. In general, he was a private person who didn’t seem to welcome the attention that being a movie star brings — mostly because Hoffman didn’t view himself as a star, but rather acting was just a job to him.
No matter how he died, Hoffman will be missed by many, and undoubtedly, his death leaves a void in the acting community — one which may never be filled.
Check out our gallery of Philip Seymour Hoffman through the years by clicking here.